Saturday, October 13, 2012

Blue, Black & White Swirl Print Skirt

Because I messed up on adding the white to extend the pockets, I put it to the side. Finished it today.

And since pictures with me in skirts don't al.ways work out, I just too a pic of the skirt hanging up.




Monday, October 8, 2012

Fingerless Goves

On Google + we're doing a CAL for fingerless gloves. because I really want to make some but finish my #SeptCAL I decided to do easy ones.

Pattern: I just did rows of DC for the length I wanted. I did a perfect amount to do a scallopped edging. Then I sewed the edging, leaving an opening for my thumb.
Hook: size H


Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver, color Cafe Latte (had it in my stash). It's the darker color.

Tweed Stripes Beret

Made this for a new hat for winter. found the yarn in a box and thought it would make a nice hat.  The pictures show it brighter the the yarn really is.

Yarn: Lion Brand Tweed Stripes, color Woodlands.
Hook: size J


Pattern: Just made up. DC on top, Several rounds of SC for the brim.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Denium Like Skirt

I found this material at a thirft store and loved it.  I had been cut, but I figured there would be enough for a skirt.


When I cut out the skirt, I realized the bottom might be a little tight (I wanted a longer, maybe maxi skirt).  So I remembered a magazine I had showed how to add insert triangle pieces to the skirt (at the moment, my mind is blank and I can't think what they're called--traingles added to add some flare to the skirt).  It didn't give enough instruction, so I had to do my best.  It turned out okay.  The front and back center worked out pretty good as I cut a larger opening, but the sides didn't. 



The material is very thin and I knew I unpicked more then once, the material would be ruined (at least in that area).  It's not even really a denium.  Just a thin cotton.

Super easy pattern.  Two peices, pockets, elastic waist.  Except the front and side inserts.

The picture of it hanging is sort of off to the side to try to show the inserts on the side seams.  So ignore how off center and odd it is. 




As you can see, I tried to iron in the side inserts into the side.  They stuck out oddly.  They're not as big as they should be, I realized, but they still work.  They still stick out a bit, but I wore it on Sunday and it's not bad.  I'll wear it again on Friday (yes I have to wear a skirt or dress to work everyday) and see how I feel about it.  It might be wide enough to where I can take out the side inserts, or I can make it shorter.

White Board Gift Idea From Pinterest

This idea was on Pinterest (I pinned it HERE).  I really liked the idea.  So this morning when I had some extra time, I made one.  Found a few things.

If the frame is wider then the paper, you will see the hole punches like in mine.
Wide Ruled paper is easier to write on because the dry erase marker has a wide tip (you may find a very fine point marker though).
I had to cut some of the paper to fit, I wanted to keep the top so it looked like the paper with the large white on top.

I decided the dry erase marker with the eraser cap would be a good one to go with this.  No need to look for an eraser.  This also has a magnet on one large flat end of the cap.  So I put a little magnet on top, under the glass.  Didn't hold.  I added a larger, more magnetic magnet to the ouside of the glass.  If you're going to use this dry erase marker, you may want a flat frame so the magnet is on the frame.

I still like this idea.  But it did need some changes.